Press Release Article


Date: Jun 01, 2017
Press Release Number: 104-2017

There will be no impact to flight operations, but airline passengers and motorists may notice numerous emergency vehicles in and around Terminal B.

The Port Authority will conduct an emergency response exercise at Newark Liberty International Airport from 4 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, at Terminal B, Arrival Level (2nd level, north end). The exercise will not impact airport operations.

Members of the public may notice an increased police presence inside and outside the facility before and during the drill.

Saturday's exercise will test the airport's emergency plan for mutual aid response, enabling airport personnel and local emergency organizations to train together and validate response procedures.

The exercise will include members of the Port Authority Police Department along with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and airline partners.

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